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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Apr 23, 2014 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bob Weir Documentary in TriBeCa

Anyone know anything about it? Anyone seen it? Bob Weir did a good interview on Ron & Fez this morning. I might post the audio.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 24, 2014 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Documentary in TriBeCa - Weir Looks Back

Nice interview....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/bob-weir-jerry-garcia_n_5205803.html

Both short and long clips.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 24, 2014 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Documentary in TriBeCa - Weir Looks Back

"I see him in my dreams all the time. I hear him when I'm on stage," he told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri. "I would say I can't talk to him, but I can. I don't miss him. He's here. He's with me."

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Weir went on to explain that he's confident he and Garcia had met in a previous life and will go on to meet again in the future.

"I don't believe in death," he said. "As far as I'm concerned he's not gone. We've gone into the next phase of our relationship but I think we had countless phases of our relationship before this time around."

"Obviously I believe in reincarnation and all that kind of stuff -- I don't think anyone's going to be be surprised to hear that."

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 25, 2014 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Documentary in TriBeCa - Weir Looks Back

He's never been the same since Jerry's passing. He grew that beard to try to hide his sorrow. He just cannot accept it. Doesn't believe in death? Ah,...OK.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 23, 2014 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Documentary in TriBeCa

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/8-things-we-learned-from-the-tribeca-film-festivals-bob-weir-doc-20140423

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 23, 2014 10:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

So Bob was the trustworthy one with Jerry's stash? Oh my. Would love to see the documentary.

One of the comments:

>There's not more than 3 people that can claim that they ATTENDED EVERY DEAD SHOW

>Bobby is 1 of 3

But Phil wasn't at 4/25/81. So if that's counted as a Dead show, Bob would be 1 of 2.

And if we count the shows during the time Bob was fired in '68, the only guy alive who has been at every single show would be Bill.

Did they ever play without Bill? He's late on 12/26/69 so they played a really neat acoustic set, but any shows without him at all?

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 24, 2014 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

I believe Billy missed the 11/22/68 show and possibly the 12/7/68 show.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 24, 2014 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

Hmmm. In that case, the only person on the planet who NEVER missed a Grateful Dead show was ... Jerry.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 24, 2014 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

Perhaps technically correct, but from some of those shows I saw at the end of the band's run, he was not really there. A tired junky unable to competently plod his way through another chuck berry cover was one of the saddest things I'll ever see or hear...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 24, 2014 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

So true. More than once I asked "Who is that fat guy and why did he eat Jerry?"

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2014 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

Awk--oh gawd, that was a great one...just stumbled upon this here...

Butt pinching funny!

Er, oops; not sure, but think that makes sense...has to be something I picked up from craven.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 25, 2014 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

Don't ask me why, but I keep getting a mental image of a giant blancmange consuming Jerry in a kilt while he tries to play tennis.


If you get that reference without Google, good on you!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 24, 2014 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Who never missed a show?

Ah, the famed Columbus show. There is some disagreement about whether or not Billy was there on 11/22/68. Some say no, others swear he was. There is also disagreement about whether this was TC's first show. Some say it's the next night at OU.

Listen for yourself. It's a fantastic show. Lousy sound quality, but you get used to it.

https://archive.org/details/gd1968-11-22.aud-goodbear.cotsman.21933.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 24, 2014 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir Documentary in TriBeCa

“With Bob, I thought, ‘Wow, here’s my chance to learn how to play “Let it Grow’” and some of his other songs,” he says. “I sat with him in a room and watched him play countless hours — and I never learned one thing. His fingering and chording are so unique and so important to the sound of the Dead. He’s a crazy virtuoso with chord structure.”

He apparently missed the fact of the size of Bob's hands. Pretty important given what he's trying to speak to here.
Something Jerry DID speak to in a 1978 Guitar Player magazine interview.